Altars and Alphabets, recent sculpture by Dan Weber and encaustic paintings by Elaine Maute, opens on September 12 and continues until October 18. A reception for Dan and Elaine will take place Saturday, September 13, from 2 to 4 p.m., when they will be available to meet gallery visitors.

Sculptor Dan Weber continues his exploration of the sacred with a series of laminated maple sculptural pieces, invoking the ancient act of constructing altars as symbols of veneration and worship. Weber’s new sculpture, meditative yet powerful, completes a cycle of work that began with sacred structures and votives.

Further exploring the idea of altars, Elaine Maute’s new work uses encaustic paintings with touches of gold leaf to form small luminous wall pieces. Also included in the show are new works from her Lost Language series: imaginative alphabets that convey the mystery of lost or unknown civilizations.

Instilling a sense of peace, calm, and the mysterious continues to be the goal of both artists’ work.

Manna Gallery
73 25th Street in Oakland
(510) 282-2335
www.mannagallery.com

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